I have a Samick 5-string artist series bass as my backup bass and I've been itching to trade it in for a Fender Jazz of some type for a long time. I finally went to my local music store and the guy said I could either trade it in for a 4-string standard Fender Jazz MIM new, or a Fender Jazz MIM Deluxe 4-string used. The standard one was a solid bass, nothing compared to the '75 reissue or anything like I'm planning to get for my main bass but it still had the classic jazz bass tone I love. However, the used Fender Jazz Deluxe MIM was an absolute piece of crap, the neck was bowed, the sound was seriously screwed up and one of the tone knobs wasn't working. So I figured I'd go try some other Fender jazz deluxes at the other music store in town. I found one other one and it sounded great except that when I slapped it, it made this weird clicking noise. So I'm just wondering if this is the way with all the Fender Deluxes, cuz I would just pay the difference at that other music store to buy a new Fender Deluxe MIM jazz. But I'm really big on popping and slapping so I wouldn't buy it if does that clicking all the time.